The Bridge Foundation Incorporated
What does this organisation do?
Founded in 2017, The Bridge Foundation Incorporation provides quality assessments, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counselling services. We undertake comprehensive Case Management model with other stakeholders in the community to achieve a robust and positive outcome for our clients. The organisation has a strong commitment to providing accessible, high quality clinical services to children, young people, parents, couples, individuals and families. We are committed to working towards the achievement of a healthy community where everyone can contribute positively base on social work Ecological Theory and Principles. At The Bridge Foundation, we apply Social Work Theories and Frameworks in providing support for individuals (children, youth and adult) and families by being The Bridge between our clients and the community they live in.
There is an increasing evidence of the intergeneration effect of trauma, abuse and neglect and its lasting effect on community. We identify that our community is a ‘living’ organism with interactive webs of ties among organisations, neighbourhoods, families, and friends. We understand that the health of the community is directly related to the health of the people who are members of the community through the Social Work Ecological framework doctrines. The Bridge Foundation is therefore founded on this framework knowing that the important determinants of health-related behaviour change are embedded in the relationship that tie individuals to organisations, neighbourhood, families and friends in their community.
The Bridge Foundation specifically intends to engage in Community Development activities that promotes participation of women with children (living with challenges of AOD), CALD and Aboriginal people to engage in social and economic activities in the community they live in. Our primary aim is to improve Community competence and Health, Social support functions for community participation, social change and empowerment through inclusive practices.
People with a disability or chronic health issue
Living with a disability or long term or chronic health issue can severely affect our wellbeing through unemployment or underemployment, social isolation or exclusion and poor mental or physical health.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.